Rogers Park Development Fuels Tensions over Gentrification

Construction crews broke ground November 28 on a mixed-use development despite continued efforts by local community groups to obstruct it, or at least negotiate a better deal. The Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition says the development, called the Concord at Sheridan, will pull traffic away from local businesses, funnel profits out of the neighborhood and displace Rogers Park residents by accelerating the gentrification that is already at work in the area.

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